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Penn State Class Gifts

 

1861

Portrait of Evan Pugh

Classes of 1861 through 1866 contributed toward Civil War Memorial tablet.

1862

Portrait of David Wilson, first vice president, professor

1892

Portrait of Josiah Jackson, professor.

1895

Centennial Student Aid Fund.

1898

Loan Fund - redesignated for Eisenhower Chapel pulpit (third unit).

1900

Portrait of George W. Atherton, seventh president.
Fifty memorial benches for the University Park Campus.

1903

Organ for Schwab Auditorium.
Gateway at Atherton Street-Pollock Road entrance to campus.
Bronze bust of President Atherton.

1904

Clock Tower for Old Main

1905

Scholarship and loan fund.

1907

Library books - President Atherton's personal library, mainly in political science.
Infirmary room equipment for proposed first hospital.
Library books in nuclear engineering for Engineering Library.

1908

Memorial scholarship fund for two annual freshman scholarship gifts.
Planted class ivy at commencement on McAllister Hall.

1909

Monument (granite) at President Atherton's grave beside Schwab Auditorium.
Planted class ivy at commencement on Armory Tower.
Bronze plaque with base-relief portrait of General James A. Beaver, mounted on boulder at

Beaver Stadium.

1910

Clock in Carnegie Library.
Student loan fund.
Portrait of Joseph M. Willard, mathematics professor.
Alumni memorial scholarship and loan fund.
Planted class ivy at commencement on Old Engineering Building.

1911

Boulder (granite) at Open Air Theatre, front campus, marking Old Main quarry site.
Baseball grandstand at "new" Beaver Field.
Bronze busts: Fred Lewis Pattee, American Literature professor; Edwin Erle Sparks, eighth

president; A. Howry Espenshade, English professor, registrar; Evan Pugh, first president.
Planted class ivy at commencement on Schwab Auditorium.

1912

Wireless tower and radio station.
Infirmary fund.
Class memorial loan fund.
Planted class ivy at commencement on Carnegie Building.

1913

Old Main stone terrace and steps.
Class memorial loan fund.

1914

Hospital building fund.
Drinking fountain at Old Willow, Allen Street mall.
Pipe organ (first) in Schwab Auditorium.
Concert harp in Arts I Recital Hall.

1915
   
Stone retaining wall on front campus.
Sun dial in front of Old Main.
Stone benches at HUB.

1916

Bronze lamp posts in front of Schwab Auditorium.
Memorial gateway at main entrance.
Memorial scholarship fund.

1917

President's chair (sedile) for commencement in auditorium.
Student loan fund.

1918

War Bonds.
Gateway at Pugh Street entrance with the class of 1917.

1919

Greek (stone) bench in Open Air Theatre
Class memorial fund.

1920

Memorial scholarship fund.

1921

Memorial scholarship fund.

1922

Memorial scholarship fund.

1923

Equipment and maintenance of X-ray room of infirmary.

1924

Memorial piano fund for Steinway Concert Piano.
The women of the class contributed part of the cost of a piano for Mary Beaver White Hall.

1925

Memorial gateway at Pugh Street entrance.

1926

Scoreboard and timer (electric) for "new" Beaver Field.
The women of the class presented kitchen equipment for Mary Beaver White Hall.

1927

Development of a winter sports park at Thompson Spring.

1928

Class ivy planted.
Development of a winter sports park at Thompson Spring.
Scholarship fund.

1929

Class ivy planted.
Development of a winter sports park at Thompson Spring.

1930

Development of a winter sports park at Thompson Spring.

1931

Development of a winter sports park at Thompson Spring.

1932

Temporary loan fund.
Mural in Old Main - Land Grant Fresco by Henry Varnum Poor
Library books fund.

1933

Loan fund.
Artists course revival.
Memorial Award for an Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Humanities by a Penn State

Faculty Member.
Endowment fund.

1934

Elevator in infirmary.
Student loan fund.

1935

Library books endowment fund.

1936

Pipe organ for Schwab Auditorium.
Telescope on Buckhout Laboratory roof.

1937

Westminster Chimes, carillon unit for Old Main tower.
Student loan fund.

1938

Astronomical observatories.
Pipe organ for Arts I recital hall.
Class funds added to Renaissance Fund.

1939

Ski lodge (Bald Top Mountain near Boalsburg).
All-faith chapel fund.


1940

Nittany Lion shrine sculpture by Heinz Warneke.

1941

Scholarship loan fund.

1942

Loan fund for war veterans of class returning to college.

1943

Memorial loan fund.

1944

Two flag poles for "new" Beaver Field.
Memorial scholarship fund.

1945

Student union building fund contribution.

1946

Mural in Old Main.

1947

Student union building fund.

1948

Student press fund.
Furniture to be used in Alumni Office reception area.

1949

Student art display area.
Operation of book exchange.


1950

Positiv (portable organ)

1951

Student radio station.
Donald MacIntire Memorial Scholarship Fund

1952

Student radio station.
Student press.
Funds for piano and Faculty Club.

1953

Chapel fund.
Record album collection for library.

1954

Chapel fund.

1955

Chapel fund.

1956

Ambulance for Ritenour Health Center.

1957

Library books for recreational reading.

1958

Student AM radio station.

1959

Library fund for books by contemporary American writers.

1960

Entrance gate to Beaver Stadium.
President's Fund

1961

Study abroad scholarship.
Boat dock and landing facilities at Stone Valley Lake.
President's Fund.

1962

Loan fund.

1963

Loan fund.
43-inch bronze seal of the University over the fireplace in the main lounge of the HUB.

1964

Library books fund for American cultural heritage collection.
24-inch numeral electric time clock for Beaver Stadium.

1965

Mobile, "Spring Blossoms," by Alexander Calder in Playhouse lobby, Arts II.

1966

Sundial on Old Main terrace.

1967

Fund to be invested by the University. Gift to be designated at a later date.

1968

Class of 1968 scholarship.

1969

Fund on deposit with the University. Gift to be designated at a later date.

1970

Renaissance Fund.

1971

Renaissance Fund.

1972

Renaissance Fund.
University Libraries.
Commonwealth Campuses.
Art Museum.

1973

Commonwealth Campuses.
Renaissance Fund.
University Libraries.
Art Museum.

1974

Commonwealth Campuses.
Renaissance Fund.
University Libraries.
Art Museum.

1975

Commonwealth Campuses.
Renaissance Fund.
University Libraries.
Art Museum.

1976

Commonwealth Campuses.
Renaissance Fund.
University Libraries.
Art Museum.

1977

Commonwealth Campuses.
Colleges.
Scholarships.
University Libraries.
The Arts.

1978

Antique bronze bell for football stadium.
Kevin Steinberg Memorial Scholarship Fund as part of Renaissance Fund.

1979

Scholarship fund.
University Libraries.
Scholarship Fund.

1980

Class Fund
Agriculture Activities Center

1981

Class Fund
Commonwealth Campuses
Colleges
Agriculture Activities Center

1982

Stone Valley
Commonwealth Campuses
Colleges

1983

Stone Valley
Commonwealth Campuses
Colleges
Ag. Arena

1984

University Libraries Endowed Book Fund
Commonwealth Campuses
Colleges

1985

University Libraries books and materials

1986

Elm Re-Leaf '86 for the campus mall which funded the purchase of elm trees

1987

Landscaping the entrance to Penn State at the corner of College Avenue and Shortlidge Road

1988

Computerized interview training center for Career Development and Placement Services

1989

Outdoor study lounge adjacent to Pattee Library

1990

Creamery Courtyard

1991

Creamery Cafe

1992

PSU Landmark Sign by Beaver Stadium

1993

Valerie Christein Urgent Care Unit in Ritenour Building

1994

Extended Hours Facility, Pattee Library

1995

Foundry Park

1996

Elm Tree Endowment

1997

Peace Garden

1998

HUB Terrace

1999

HUB Aquariums

2000

Living Machine Project

2001

Historic Light Restoration Project

2002

Historic Street Clock Project

2003

HUB-Robeson Mural

2004

Willard Plaza

2005

Sesquicentennial Commemorative Design piece - part of HUB lawn reconstruction

2006

East Campus Tulip Tree Promenade

2007

Celebration Garden at Rec Hall